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NOT MY GENRE: The Fireteller Film Review
27 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
42: SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS & The Atonement of the Father
It’s Marvel time again! This time we delve into the world of SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE 10 RINGS. What an absolute banger of a film! Tune into our podcast NOT MY GENRE to hear us analyse the mechanics of the story. This week we pick apart primal storytelling and see how the primordial family is reflected in the film. What is the Atonement of the Father? Tune in to find out! Also: Nathan is hungover.
27 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
41: LUCA & Mixed Metaphors
It’s Pixar time again and boy were we blown away by this one! We are going on an Italian adventure to Portorosso with Pixar’s new film LUCA. Here’s the catch (get it): this film confused us, like, really confused us. Like a dazzling mirage, it’s gorgeous and dazzling, but once we look closer we don’t quite get what they were trying to do. Tune in to hear our take on what we think is a work of mixed metaphors and symbolic contradictions. Always our interpretation only- dive deep with us into sea monster territory where we attempt to suggest improvements for the story. Will you be screaming ‘Andiamo’ with us or ‘Silenzio Bruno!’.
40 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
40: JUNGLE CRUISE & Storytelling from the Heart
All aboard La Quila as we head deep into the Amazon with Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Adventure is to be had, enchanted dolphins to be seen, undead conquistadors to fight and magical trees to find at the heart of the jungle. Join us for our usual tomfoolery and our interpretation of the story that drives the film. This week we look at the central binary and discuss whether it worked or not. We give our take on why there is a huge difference between critics scores and audience scores. Was the film ‘world enough’ for us or are we setting our sights ‘elsewhere’? Tune in now!
30 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
39: CRUELLA & Flat Arc Heroes
We get a bit devious this week as we delve into the villainous world of Disney’s CRUELLA. Go check it out on Disney+ now and then tune in to hear what we thought of it. We chat about the difference between positive, flat and negative arc heroes and assess the characterisation in the film. Was this film Disneyfied or Disneyfried? Also, its Podcast 39 which is Nate’s age. Also, Will rudely thinks Nate is much older. Also: La!
35 minutes | May 28, 2021
38: ARMY OF THE DEAD & Refusing The Call
It’s time to kick some serious zombie butt in Episode 38 of NOT MY GENRE. This week we review Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD on Netflix. Check it out and tune in to hear us warble on about how we think it could have been written better. We’re going blood, guts and gore as we venture into a film that is definitely ‘not our genre’ but surprisingly surprises us! Also: Nathan is a genius 'bookkeeper' (wtf?!)
34 minutes | May 25, 2021
37: BRIDESMAIDS & The Villain as Neuroses
“It’s coming out of me like lava!”. VINTAGE Podcast Alert! This week we delve into the madness of Paul Feig’s BRIDESMAIDS. Take a dive with us back to 2011 and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the funniest film ever! We take a good squiz at the protagonist’s neuroses and how they are manifested in Helen, arguably one of the best villains ever. Throw on your best Fritz Bernaise, crack a towel in half, grease up and pull in for the female fight club of comedies. Also, Nathan has been sick for three days but not because he went to a dodgy BBQ restaurant.
36 minutes | May 10, 2021
36: LOVE AND MONSTERS & Core Story Values
Stop the press! Re-brand alert! We are back with a new look, a new name and a new groove. In podcast 36 we say goodbye to ‘Totes Ridic Profesh’ and welcome the new us- ‘NOT MY GENRE’. Join us as we delve deep into the fundamental story structure of Netflix’s LOVE AND MONSTERS. Go watch it now and then tune in to hear us break down the core story and give our two cents worth. Usual tomfoolery applies.
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
35: BIRDS OF PREY and Simple Storytelling
Goodbye Puddin’ and hello emancipation! Yes, this week we review BIRDS OF PREY: THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN. Tune in to hear our thoughts on this kick-arse action romp and everything to do with DC superheroes (hint: we surprise ourselves with our scores). Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify!
40 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
34: ENOLA HOLMES and Confusing Symbols
Mystery runs in the the Holmes’ family. We’re reviewing Enola Holmes on Netflix! The newest iteration of the Sherlock Holmes saga this time focussing on his little sis Enola (spelled Alone backwards). Join us for swashbuckling adventures and genius deducing as we review the symbols and motifs evident within the story. Also, Will eats a cheesecake. Double also, Nathan finally finds his genre.
41 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
33: AMERICAN BEAUTY and Abstract Desire Lines
Our review of AMERICAN BEAUTY. Look closer! Tune in to our movie podcast TOTES RIDIC PROFESH to hear what we think of Sam Mendes' Oscar winning film American Beauty. Has our reading of the film changed post Kevin Spacey? We also discuss meandering abstract desire lines for characters in drama. Also, shout out to Paula Abdul.
34 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
32: BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC and Fandom
“Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes!’. This week on TOTES RIDIC PROFESH we review the totally bogus new movie BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC. Tune in to hear our thoughts on creating films within a fandom context over a universal audience. Do they succeed? Also, we discuss the core story and the huge pitfalls we believe the creative team made. Also, both Will and Nate froth at the mouth continuously.
53 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
31: MULAN and Forces of Antagonism
MULAN IS OUT ON DISNEY+! In episode 31 of our movie review podcast TOTES RIDIC PROFESH we review the brand new live action epic MULAN that just got released on Disney+. Its rare to see a film that so divides people’s opinions: tune in to hear us bounce around from highs to lows, from phoenix’s to Mushu’s, from songs to wire-fu, from girls to boys, and hawks to witches. Usual antics apply :)
42 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
30: PROJECT POWER and Primal Desires
I GOT THAT POWER, POWER, POWER!! This week on TOTES RIDIC PROFESH we review the new Netflix film PROJECT POWER. It’s been in the top 10 list for a while now, is it everything people say it is? Tune in to our movie review podcast to hear our opinions about the film. We discuss primal storytelling and how it can really boost identification with the audience. Also, Nathan is on a 72 hour fast.
47 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
29: TENET and No Heart Killjoys
TENET is finally here!!! We've waited so long for Chris Nolan's next film and we were lucky enough to see it in a cinema. If you can and are safely able to, check it out in a cinema with epic speakers for max effect. What an absolute banger of a ride and what was Nolan thinking! Tune in to our usual antics and opinions about all things film. Also keep up with the latest in the film world with our new film news segment. Also Will discovers something shocking in his home- tune in to find out what happened :)
49 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
28: DOCTOR SLEEP and Ultimate Sacrifices
REDRUM! Who ever thought the sequel to The Shining could be so interesting? In Episode 28 we give our review of DOCTOR SLEEP by Mike Flanagan- the latest film adaptation of a Stephen King novel. We chat about the importance of protagonists having an ultimate sacrifice and how the final moments of contemporary stories differ from the ancient myths of old.
47 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
27: EUROVISION: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA and Character Setup
Play Ja Ja Ding Dong! Check out out our review of the enormously popular Netflix film EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA. Tune in to find out some surprising truths about the film as well as our discussion of how to setup characters early on in a story. Also Will tries out Rumba dancing.
41 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
26: ONWARD and Upward!
OMG we’re back! We’ve been on a hiatus but now we are ready to jump back into more ridiculous podcast quests! Aloft Elevar! This week we take a look at Pixar’s Onward which came out on Disney+ after the onset of Covid 19. How have we and other businesses faired throughout lockdowns around the world? Tune in to find out the amazing true story behind the story of Onward. Also Nathan and Will try to sing and its not pretty.
46 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
25: JOJO RABBIT and Oscars Season
Its Oscar season! As we count down the weeks to the Academy Awards, we begin our review of the Best Picture noms. This week we take a look into JOJO RABBIT- the anti-hate Nazi satire. Tune in to hear our hugely conflicting thoughts on the success of this film. Will gets deeply offended at anyone who disagrees with him. Nathan starts his PHD in highlighting.
38 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
24: UNDERWATER and Disorienting Stylistics
In this episode we catch up with Kristen Stewart on her descent underwater in the movie, aptly titled, UNDERWATER. Silliness ensues as much of our dribble goes into the depths (see what I did there) of despair. Check it out now in episode 24 of TOTES RIDIC PROFESH. Will also admits he has an inkling for marinating in stagnant air. Also, Nathan is still vegan.
59 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
23: CATS and the Hype
We did it! We took a breath and dived into Cats, the movie. Taking with us a barrage of hyped reviews, we came out the other side of what many think was a cat-astrophe (see what I did there?) with surprising results. Will and Nathan hugely disagree on just about everything in the film, as well as everything in life. Nathan gives what could possibly be the only good review of the film in the universe. Tune in to find out why! Also Nathan is now vegan. Also Will gives the worst cat puns ever! #dadjokes
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